Current Issues & Campaigns

Since the time TLABC was founded, its membership has worked to protect the rights of individuals and enhance the practice of law in British Columbia. Hand in hand with those goals is the pursuit of positive changes in legislation and the rules of court proceedings. In addition to participating and assisting the courts in public-interest cases and appeals, TLABC devotes time and other resources to important public-minded campaigns.

TLABC Campaigns

Public Affairs Summary Document 

Ongoing Campaign Summary

NO TO NO FAULT
During the introduction of no fault insurance legislation in early 2020 and its passage in mid-2020, TLABC worked closely with community partners and our association's members to raise concerns about the negative impacts of an unfair no fault system on British Columbians. We are pleased to have advocated for the rights/care deserved by all injured people and ICBC policy holders, through digital advertising, media relations, contact with voters during the 2020 provincial election, and more. As the Government of BC intends to implement no fault in Spring 2021, we look forward to opportunities to continue engaging on this topic. If you have questions about TLABC's advocacy activities, please contact us.

LEGAL AID 
TLABC has teamed up with Access Pro Bono to enlist our lawyer membership to volunteer for a new virtual pro bono initiative, ensuring that British Columbians have the accessible and safe legal assistance they need, especially with many legal matters arising during the 2020 pandemic. We are pleased to have a few dozen TLABC volunteers currently recruited to provide expertise in various practice areas, and would be pleased to share more support with Access Pro Bono. Whether you have 1, 10, or 100 hours to give, your time will make a big impact and ensure access to justice. If you're newly interested in volunteering, please contact TLABC to get involved, or see our project ad in the Verdict for more information.

WRONGFUL DEATH LEGISLATION 
On December 12, 2019 TLABC CEO Shawn Mitchell attended the AGM of the Wrongful Death Law Reform Society. TLABC has been a long-time partner with the Society, focused on pursuing wrongful death legislation in BC. 

TLABC posts any breaking updates on its Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Pages. If you have any further questions on these issues or others, please contact TLABC CEO, Shawn Mitchell at shawn@tlabc.org

TLABC supports:

Association of Legal Aid Lawyers (ALL)https://www.bclegalaidlawyers.ca/
Distracted Driving Kills: http://distracteddrivingkills.ca/
Protecting Justice for BC: www.protectingjusticeforbc.org/

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) Page

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